Abstract Achalasia is a relatively rare condition with a
prevalence estimated at less than 0.001 %. Laparoscopic or
robotic Heller myotomy is an effective surgical treatment
for achalasia. We present the first published case of a
morbidly obese achalasia patient treated with robotic
Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication. The operative
time was 175 min, with an estimated blood loss of 110 ml.
The patient had a normal bowel transit on postoperative
day 2, and he was discharged on postoperative day 4 on a
liquid diet. A follow-up at 2 months showed significant
resolved symptoms of achalasia.